Income earned from oil production has been well spent to impress the world’s elite with Abu Dhabi’s growing repute as a bustling financial capital that is also home to luxurious hotels and resorts in Abu Dhabi and high-end shopping malls.
Home to a large expatriate community, the city is famous for its western outlook and expensive tastes. The city’s fast-paced life is relished by its residents whose love for speed and luxury cars comes together to present the prestigious Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Inaugurated in 2009, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is one of the city’s most anticipated international sporting events. The final event in the Formula 1 calendar, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is held annually at the famous 5.55 kilometre-long Yas Marina Circuit on Yas Island.
The Circuit boasts speeds of 195 kilometres per hour on average with maximum speeds of 320 kilometres per hour and has a total of 21 turns along the track making it one of the most challenging racing tracks in the world. Designed by renown Circuit architect Hermann Tilke, the Yas Marina Circuit runs past the newly- constructed marina and some of the city’s highest rated hotels including Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villas.
The Yas Maria
The Yas Marina Circuit boasts a large, 60,000-seater grand-stand, a state-of-the-art lighting system that adjusts the track’s lighting for evening races and a pit building with 40 air-conditioned garages. Yacht-owners can enjoy close-up views of the races as racing cars speed along the tracks along the marina.
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